Manatees are docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others. But human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted, among many other issues, are causing their numbers to decline. In Manatee Scientists, readers meet three scientists working very hard in three different parts of the world to save the manatee. Get an eye-opening, close-up view of their far-flung expeditions to Brazil, Senegal, and Florida in this beautifully photographed addition to the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field books.
Peter Lourie lives in Vermont with his family. He is an avid traveler who spent weeks in Florida and Brazil working on this book. Visit his website at www.peterlourie.com.
It lives up to the standards set by others in this stellar series.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
This is a living, breathing window into the watery world of manatee studies, with eager scientists pursuing the preservation of stressed sirenian populations with determination and grit.--School Library Journal